- February 09, 2012 - 17:00
Ah, unions.....is there anytihng they CAN'T fix?! It's such a shame that they don't ever put such vast knowledge, resources and money into a direct ownership stake in...well, anything. Ever. Always just satisfied to collect pay and complain. Weird, eh?
- Job cuts are not personal
- February 05, 2012 - 15:39
NAT said ..."As I see it, if a business owner needs to make cuts to keep the business profitable, that is what needs to be done. Who would ever run a enterprise to lose money. Its a sad, but true fact.".................................................. While you are right, cuts are also needs to make more profits. Certainly, no one would run an enterprise to lose money, but the other question is who would run an enterprise in one place when they could run the same operation in another place with different and make more profits? Again, the answer is sad, but the reality is that if one can operate one's business in an area where you pay less for labour, less for electricty, less taxes, then one has duty to shareholders to do so.
- February 03, 2012 - 18:22
As I see it, if a business owner needs to make cuts to keep the business profitable, that is what needs to be done. Who would ever run a enterprise to lose money. Its a sad, but true fact. Yes Corner Brook is going to take a hard hit, real estate wont sell for the prices they are asking now, and families are going to go out west. Thats a given. Alberta can give the profitable life Newfoundland won't. Not that Newfoundland cannot offer the wages and tax breaks like Alberta. They just will not invest in their people. Western Newfoundland does not have alot to offer any longer. There is no security in life so why stay there . You never know when someone will pull the rug out from under your feet. I feel all I ever want in life is security and a dollar in my back pockt if I need one.
- I LIVE IN THE REAL WORLD
- February 03, 2012 - 17:38
I live in the real world where you only pay for the employees that you really need, where you only buy the groceries that you need to eat, and where you make financial decisions for the betterment of your family and loved ones. Workers are entitled to regulated safety standards and wages, but they are not entitled to a job. A job exists only when an employer has tasks that need to get done. If there is no task that needs to get done, then there is no need for the workers. It is simply common sense and has nothing to do with profit levels.
- February 03, 2012 - 11:12
What kind of person are you people are losing jobs , I guess that must be the(me world) i keep hearing about
- EVEN IF THE CUTS ARE A MISTAKE...
- February 03, 2012 - 08:38
Even if the cuts are a mistake, the company can then hire people.....no harm done. It makes perfect sense to cut operations/workers to the bone just to find out exaclty who/how many you need. Then, if needed, the company is free to add people....Workers are a dime a dozen, so there is really no risk for the company in making deep cuts. I say, the deeper the better....that way, they will only hire where they see demonstratable need.